The driving question of the video is "How did William Penn'sQuakerbeliefs influence the development of Pennsylvania?" It teaches how the Quakers were persecuted for their beliefs in England and New England and how this led William Penn to start his "Holy Experiment." It covers howreligious tolerancewas the primary goal of the colony, howPhiladelphiawas a new type of city with wide streets and parks, and how theconstitutionPenn developed led some democracy to emerge there, and his remarkably positive relations with Indian tribes, especially theLenape Indians. Penn's advertisements attracted diverse ethnic groups and a mixed economy to develop in the region as well. Lastly, it covers some of the darker aspects that emerged-slaveryand over time,conflict with Indian tribes.
***The lessons cover state-standards while making sure the content is still interesting.
Colonial Pennsylvania Activity: Design a Comic Cover
After the video, notes, and quiz, students design a comic book or anime cover to capture the amazing story of Penn's Holy Experiment and the settling of Pennsylvania. All resources are included- students use the video and a short reading to help them with their creative designs!
There are answer keys for everything! Click & deliver engagement! This is a history video curriculum like no other!